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The Band Perry's Pioneer Goes Gold
Jason Aldean's "Johnny Cash" and "Laugh Until We Cried" Also Certified Gold
The Band Perry
The Band Perry
The Band Perry is charting familiar territory as their latest album, Pioneer, reaches gold status. The RIAA certification marks 500,000 units downloaded or shipped.

The trio released Pioneer in April. Hit singles include "Better Dig Two" and "Done." The project's latest single is "Don't Let Me Be Lonely." They received a CMA nomination in the vocal group category on Tuesday (Sept. 10).

In 2010, The Band Perry released their self-titled debut. It was certified platinum in 2011. They earned a quadruple-platinum certification in 2012 for their breakthrough single, "If I Die Young," recognizing 4 million downloads.

In addition, Jason Aldean has accrued two more gold-certified singles for "Johnny Cash" and "Laughed Until We Cried," both from 2007. The gold certifications mark a combination of 500,000 units of digital downloads and streaming.

As previously reported, Aldean racked up numerous RIAA certifications in July. "Dirt Road Anthem" reached quadruple-platinum, "Big Green Tractor" was certified double-platinum. Meanwhile, "Amarillo Sky," "Flyover States," "Tattoos on This Town" and "The Truth" achieved platinum status, while "1994" and "Crazy Town" went gold. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, also reached triple-platinum in July.

Aldean's latest CMA nominations are in the categories of entertainer, male vocalist and musical event ("The Only Way I Know" with Luke Bryan and Eric Church). The CMA Awards will take place in Nashville on Nov. 6.

Other recent RIAA certifications include Easton Corbin's "All Over the Road" (gold), Florida Georgia Line's "Round Here" (gold), Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" (platinum) and Thomas Rhett 's "It Goes Like This" (gold).
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